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Issue #4
July 2010
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Students and Parents Invited to Attend
Super Saturday College Fair on Aug. 21

Parents and K-12 students throughout Southern California are invited to the California State University's Super Saturday College Fair.  Participants will attend workshops on college financial aid, how to prepare for college and steps for entry into the California State University system.

The Super Saturday College Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at CSU Dominguez Hills, located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in Carson. Free parking will be available in Lot 3.

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Register by e-mail: partnershipevents@calstate.edu or by calling Rosanna Hughes at (562) 951-4818.

CSU Leaders and Church Pastors Reaffirm Commitment to Strengthen Pipeline to College
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African American pastors from Central and Northern California and CSU leaders met on June 16 at California State University, East Bay to reaffirm their commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented students at CSU campuses.

The meeting was held as part of the CSU African American Initiative, an outreach program created to raise the educational aspirations of African American youth and their families.

The initiative is a partnership between more than 100 churches across the state and the CSU system and its campuses. The collaboration involves parents, students, community leaders and university officials, who work together on several college outreach and preparation programs throughout the year.

"With the pastors’ support we have reached the goal of creating a statewide program to improve the pathway to college for African American students," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "Through the initiative we are making a difference and have seen double-digit increases in African American applications and strong increases in their enrollment.".

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Bishop Blake Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

West Angeles Church pastor Charles E. Blake received an honorary doctorate from the California State University Board of Trustees.

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Stories of Japanese Americans Who Were Forced Into Camps Will Be Documented

Mildred GarciaThe California State University will begin documenting the stories of Japanese Americans who were awarded special honorary degrees this summer at six CSU campuses.

“The project will be a memorial dedicated to the approximate 250 CSU students who were removed from our campuses in 1941-42 and sent to internment camps," said Colleen Bentley, CSU director of special projects.

The stories will be on video and audio and posted on the website www.calstate.edu/nisei and on CSU campus websites.

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HOPE Leadership Program Graduates 28 Youths Ready for College
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A group of 28 Latinas selected from California public high schools completed the HOPE Youth Leadership Through Literacy Program, co-sponsored by the CSU's Latino Outreach Initiative.

The annual leadership program encourages low-income young women to obtain a college education and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Over the last five years, 98 percent of participants have graduated high school and 83 percent have enrolled in college.

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